Canura, Cāṇūra, Cānura: 13 definitions
Canura means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chanura.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Cāṇūra (चाणूर).—A Kṣatriya king, who served Dharmaputra at the council hall built by Maya. (Mahābhārata Sabhā Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 26).
2) Cāṇūra (चाणूर).—An asura, one of the attendants of Kaṃsa. Kaṃsa had employed as his body-guards many pugilists—Pralaṃbaka, Cāṇūra, Tṛṇāvarta, Muṣṭika, Ariṣṭaka, Keśi, Dhenuka, Agha and Vivida and these pugilists were sent with Pūtanā to Gokula to kill Śrī Kṛṣṇa. On the death of Pūtanā they returned to Mathurā. When Kaṃsa invited Kṛṣṇa to Mathurā Cāṇūra and Muṣṭika were the chief pugilists entrusted with the duty of killing Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa fought with Cāṇūra and Balabhadra with Muṣṭika. Both Cāṇūra and Muṣṭika were killed. (Bhāgavata Daśama Skandha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Cāṇūra (चाणूर).—An Asura friend of Kaṃsā, and a wrestler. Ready for a match with Kṛṣṇa and Rāma, he took his seat in the arena and invited the brothers for a match. Kṛṣṇa's challenge, and the concern of the citizens at the unequal match between a child and a trained athlete. After a prolonged fight, Cāṇūra fainted and fell dead like Indradhvaja.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 2. 1; 36. 21-24; 37. 15; 42. 37; Chaps. 43 and 44; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 15. 7 and 16; 20. 18, 58-76.
Cāṇūra (चाणूर) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.128.46) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Cāṇūra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
A wrestler employed by Kamsa to fight the Andhakavenhuda saputta. But Baladeva put a strap round him and, lifting him up, dashed his brains out on the ground. J.iv.81f.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Cāṇūra (चाणूर).—A celebrated wrestler in the service of Kaṃsa. When Kṛṣṇa was taken by Akrūra to Mathurā, Kaṃsa sent this redoubtable wrestler to fight with him; but in the duel which ensued, Kṛṣṇa whirled him round and round several times and smashed his head.
Derivable forms: cāṇūraḥ (चाणूरः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) A wrestler in the service of Kansa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cāṇūra (चाणूर).—[masculine] [Name] of a king and a myth. wrestler (slain by Kṛṣṇa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Cāṇūra (चाणूर):—m. Name of a prince, [Mahābhārata ii, 121; v, 4410; Harivaṃśa 6726]
2) of a wrestler in Kaṃsa’s service (slain by Kṛṣṇa; identified with the Daitya Varāha), [Harivaṃśa] (cānūra, 2361 and 10407), [Vopadeva xxiii, 24.]
3) Cānūra (चानूर):—for cāṇūra q.v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Cāṇūra (चाणूर):—(raḥ) 1. m. Wrestler of Kaṃsās.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Cāṇūra (चाणूर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Cāṇūra.
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Cāṇūra (चाणूर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Cāṇūra.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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